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Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre

Barn Cottage Hengistbury Head | Broadway, Bournemouth BH6 4EW, England
+44 1202 451618
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History Lesson

Nice display of the history of The Head and local area not too big & worth wandering around before... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Restless59
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Interesting place

Great place for all the family. See the history of Hengistbury Head, go in the garden and watch the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
julietmarsh
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Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre is owned and run by Bournemouth Borough Council. It is the perfect place to learn about the historic Hengistbury Head, find out more about the wildlife and discover the many events held throughout the year for people of all ages.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Barn Cottage Hengistbury Head | Broadway, Bournemouth BH6 4EW, England
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+44 1202 451618
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice display of the history of The Head and local area not too big & worth wandering around before ‘heading’ out to walk over the top with some stunning views (on a clear day)

Thank Restless59
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for all the family. See the history of Hengistbury Head, go in the garden and watch the videos.

Thank julietmarsh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's parking and a small cafe at the beach and from here there's a great walk along the coast path climbing to Hengistbury Head before descending to Mudeford Sandbank where there's a collection of beach huts. From here it's possible to get a ferry across...More

Thank Tony G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the bottom/start of the Hengistbury Head trail is the thatch-roofed Visitor Centre which is well worth stopping at for half an hour. There are lots of interactive displays, film clips and artefacts to look at, a cute gift shop and the most gorgeous English...More

Thank TeaandCakefortheSoul
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Plenty to do here. There are options to go on a nature walk, visit the coffee shop and have a ride on the noddy train.

Thank MarionB158
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

Great to see such a lot of information about the area and history and preservation too! Lovely volenteers in shop friendly and efficient

Thank bwendy
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

I have been lucky enough to meet some of the team at Hengistbury Head during my time in Bournemouth and the visitor centre is always worth a look around to discover something new about the area, Hengistbury Head as a whole is an amazing place...More

Thank Charlotte G
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

I have visited Hengistbury Head a number of times, including the visitor centre. The visitor centre has detailed information about Hengistbury Head and it's medieval history as well as the abundance of wildlife that inhabits the head and surrounding conservation areas.

Thank Phil W
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Sorry but I would have liked to view this centre having an interest in archaeology and natural history but on May 1st it had closed by 5p.m. - the world does not close that early!

Thank mikebailey2018
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

The garden is a peaceful haven, where you can sit and admire the plants and listen to the birds. On a sunny day it is one of our favourite haunts on the Head. Buy a drink or ice cream from the shop and walk out...More

Thank Paul H
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